CHICAGO, Feb. 6, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Vitality Group, a global health tech company committed to making people healthier, today announced Gateway, a program designed to integrate strategic partners across the broader health ecosystem to connect employees to meaningful resources that will improve their health. Seven leading health companies join in collaboration with Vitality: Headspace, Happify Health, Vida Health, Zipongo, eHealthScreenings (a Premise Health company), U.S. Preventive Medicine, and Wellness Corporate Solutions.*
"We're encouraged to see leading employers continue to invest in the health of their workforce," said Tal Gilbert, Vitality USA CEO. "They're building on their first generation wellness programs by broadening and deepening the interventions available. It's great to be working with some of the most innovative companies in the industry to help improve the health of millions of Americans in the workforce."
"Employees appreciate having a multitude of resources readily available for managing their health," said Stephanie Tilenius, CEO of Vida Health. "That's why we're proud to offer our digital therapeutic program and one-on-one health coaching and therapy as a part of the constellation of health and wellness resources that Vitality offers. We believe that employees served by Gateway will see exceptional value when all of their health options are in one place."
As part of the Vitality program, employees will receive personalized and dynamic health recommendations and resources specific to their needs in a way that meets them where they are while also providing employers the opportunity to amplify their own benefits and program offerings. These offerings are supported by Vitality's proven expertise in behavioral science and incentive strategies to help employees overcome common decision errors. Available through Vitality's dynamic digital platforms, Vitality connects members to the right resources at the right time for them.
"Vitality continues to demonstrate a commitment to innovation, which is important to us," said Kristyn Cantu, Total Rewards Manager, McCarthy Building Companies, Inc. "By recognizing the value of partnering with other companies, Vitality shows its commitment to its clients. Being able to incorporate the additional activities we offer our employees within the Vitality incentive structure is really a game-changer."
Ron Loeppke, M.D., MPH, FACPM, Vice Chairman of U.S. Preventive Medicine commented, "USPM is honored to partner with Vitality as we integrate our telephonic and digital Health Coaching and Nurse Care Management services in combination with the Vitality wellness ecosystem. Like Vitality, we have an unparalleled commitment to evidence-based clinical interventions that are proven to yield lower health risks and health costs — with independently validated results showing significant, sustained reductions of hospitalizations and emergency room visits in populations we serve. Together with Vitality, we can leverage the power of prevention and help make the world a healthier place."
Other new program enhancements in 2018 include:
- Apple Watch Series 3 integration – Through the Vitality Active Rewards™ with Apple Watch program, clients can now take advantage of the most advanced technologies in a Watch — including cellular.
- Vitality HealthyMind – As part of the continued commitment to improve mental health, this initiative is aimed at focusing on events that have a significant impact on mental well-being: sleep and mindfulness.
- Financial Wellbeing –To drive awareness, educate and empower members to improve their financial health, Vitality is offering three new targeted goals: financial planning, reducing debt and building better budgets.
About Vitality Group
Guided by a core purpose of making people healthier, Vitality is the leader in improving health to unlock outcomes that matter. By blending smart tech, data, incentives, and behavioral science, we inspire healthy changes in individuals and organizations. Vitality brings a global perspective through successful partnerships with the smartest insurers and most forward-thinking employers around the world. More than 7 million people in 14 countries engage in the Vitality program. For more information, please visit www.vitalitygroup.com.
*Vitality collaborates with a multitude of organizations. Those listed here reflect the latest offerings.
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